New Ideas Conference Early Bird Discount!
Registration is open for the 2022 New Ideas Conference October 3 – 4 at the Black Leg Ranch near Bismarck, ND. Register by September 9th and save $50 with the reduced rate of just $299 per person! Our emcee will be Chris Lorence, executive director of CUNA’s CU Awareness! As always, DakCU’s New Ideas Conference will leave you excited, invigorated, and inspired with new concepts, as well as actionable steps and key takeaways that you can implement at your organization immediately. Click here to learn more and register today!
Credit Unions United Pints & Politics Event Planned
Credit Unions United has scheduled a “Pints & Politics” Forum for Tuesday, September 6th at the North Dakota State Fair Grounds, Upper Atrium Building, located at 2005 Burdick Expressway East in Minot. Meet at 6:00 p.m. for social, followed by heavy hors d’oeuvres and discussion with local legislators and candidates on the credit union difference, as well as legislative agenda items for upcoming session. Please RSVP to Jennifer Jerauld (Town & Country CU) at 701.420.6762 no later than September 1.
North Star Community CU has Multiple Job Opportunities
Due to exciting growth and expansion, North Star Community CU, based in Maddock, ND, has multiple openings in several of their locations, including: Retail Branch Manager in Maddock; Retail Branch Manager in Cavalier; VP of Lending; Marketing Specialist & Event Coordinator; and Ag/Commercial Lender in Rugby. There are also several entry-level positions available at this time. Click here for more information or to apply. North Star Community Credit Union serves the North Dakota communities of Maddock, Bottineau, Butte, Cavalier, Devils Lake, Grafton, Minot, Rugby, Velva, Tolna, and Willow City. Chartered in 1940, the credit union currently has more than 21,000 members and holds over $410M in assets.
NCUA Bank Secrecy Act Webinar for Small Credit Unions
NCUA is holding a free webinar on August 24th to discuss Bank Secrecy Act Trends, challenges, and provide credit unions with valuable updates on BSA compliance. Topics include: Industry Suspicious Activity Report filing trends; Common BSA violations for small credit unions and risk mitigation; Emerging fraud schemes and threats to small credit unions; The customer risk statement; and An update on the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020. The “BSA Update: Challenges for Small Credit Unions” webinar is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. CT and run approximately 60 minutes. Register here.
Over 666,000 Impressions and Counting – Your SWAP $$ At Work!
The June Gas Station TV (GSTV) numbers are in and the results are even better than we expected. During that month alone, GSTV delivered over 666,600 impressions of video ads promoting credit unions throughout the Dakotas! That’s your SWAP contributions working for us all! Don’t forget – keep your eyes open for the billboards that are now all across the Dakotas promoting credit unions and YourMoneyFurther.com. We also have both digital and printed SWAP advertising running statewide across both North and South Dakota.
As a reminder, contributing credit unions have enhanced listings on yourmoneyfurther.com, so be sure your listing is customized and updated to maximize your placement. Contact Lindsey Hefta if you have any questions, or to learn how you can support our Statewide Awareness Program (SWAP).
Free Webinar Series for Small Credit Unions
There is a free webinar program for smaller credit unions from CUNA. In this series, you will be connected to business partners that are vetted and known to work well with smaller credit unions. Partnering with CUNA Strategic Services, the goal is to deliver direct to your office presentations on services from small credit union-friendly vendors that can help you enhance your organizations and the services you offer members. Each month, two small credit union-friendly providers will present how their offerings can enhance your service to members. This free series takes place every second Thursday of the month now to December. Register for the series here.
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